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  1. Netherlands v Ghana: Preview

    PA Sport

    Wesley Sneijder is excited by the prospect of testing Holland's new 5-3-2 formation against World Cup rivals Ghana in Saturday's friendly in Rotterdam.Coach Louis van Gaal has opted for a 5-3-2 system ahead of the tournament in Brazil, his last with ...

    Preview | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  2. Valencia aim to put it right

    PA Sport

    Valencia head to Real Valladolid desperate to erase the memory of their 3-0 defeat at Basle in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie.The result all but puts Valencia out of the tournament and means a repeat appearance in European com...

    Preview | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  3. France stage dramatic comeback

    #INSERT type:video subtype:lead END# France produced a stunning comeback in their World Cup play-off against Ukraine, winning 3-0 in Paris to progress to the tournament with a 3-2 aggregate scoreline. Mamadou Sakho opened the scoring and tw...

    Recap | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  4. Brazil v Honduras: Preview

    Barcelona striker Neymar says Brazil are treating all of their friendly matches like World Cup finals ahead of next summer's showpiece as the host nation look to get in prime condition going into the tournament.Having not had to go through qualifying...

    Preview | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  5. Iceland seal playoff spot

    Iceland are 180 minutes away from reaching a major tournament for the first time after booking a play-off place with a 1-1 draw in Norway.The minnows, who would be the smallest country to ever reach a World Cup with a population of around 320,000, we...

    Recap | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  6. Denmark v Italy: Preview

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli does not want his team to lose any momentum when they take on Denmark in Copenhagen in Friday's Group B World Cup qualifier.The Azzurri have already sealed a spot in next year's tournament in Brazil and are seven points c...

    Preview | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  7. Brazil v Australia: Preview

    Brazil and Australia square-up on Saturday with Selecao coach Luis Felipe Scolari calling the encounter a World Cup match.As hosts of next year's tournament Brazil are already through to the finals, with Australia emerging from Asian qualifying to jo...

    Preview | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  8. Fred at the double

    #INSERT type:video END# Brazil finished top of Confederations Cup Group A by beating Italy in their final pool game in Salvador. Barcelona new boy Neymar maintained his record of scoring in each match at the tournament so far by grabbing his team's...

    Recap | Conversation | June 22, 2013
  9. Super Eagles stroll to victory

    #INSERT type:video subtype:lead END# Tahiti's first taste of a major tournament was as chastening as had been predicted as Nigeria wracked up six goals with early and late bursts. With Tahiti having taken a squad to the Confederations Cup that is...

    Recap | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  10. Mexico v Italy: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image caption: Jose Manuel de la Torre has found wins hard to come by in World Cup qualifying. END# The Estadio do Maracana, refurbishment still in progress, stages its first tournament match as the preparations for hosting the 2014 Wor...

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  11. Norway dump out sorry England

    #INSERT type:video END# An under-cooked, under-performing England Under-21s saw their European Championship hopes go up in smoke, with Norway condemning Stuart Pearce's side to an embarrassing group stage exit for the second successive tournament as...

    Recap | Conversation | June 08, 2013
  12. Locke: Final will have no impact

    Hearts manager Gary Locke does not expect Hibernian to have Hampden on their mind in the last Edinburgh derby of the season at Tynecastle.The Easter Road side dumped the Jambos out of the tournament on the way to the final, where they meet Celtic at ...

    Preview | Conversation | May 11, 2013
  13. Africa awaits final nobody foresaw

    Mark Lomas

    Mark Lomas previews the African Nations Cup final between Nigeria and Burkina Faso, whose presence is another example of the tournament's unpredictability.

    Preview | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  14. Nigeria trample Elephants

    #INSERT type:image caption:Emmanuel Emenike is mobbed after scoring END# Tournament favourites Ivory Coast crashed out of the African Nations Cup at the quarter-final stage after they were beaten by Nigeria at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.Emmanuel Eme...

    Recap | Conversation | February 03, 2013
  15. Niger off the mark

    Niger picked up their first ever point in the African Nations Cup when their Group B clash with DR Congo finished goalless in Port Elizabeth. Moonda: Day six review Gernot Rohr's side lost all three games on their tournament debut last season and...

    Recap | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  16. El Arabi denies Cape Verde

    #INSERT type:video subtype:lead caption: Highlights: Morocco 1-1 Cape Verde END# Cape Verde scored their first ever goal in a major tournament but conceded late on to miss out on an historic victory over Morocco in the African Nations Cup. •&...

    Recap | Conversation | January 23, 2013